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  Information - ST6 Waves, wave-particle and wave-wave interactions

Event Information
Waves produced by plasma instabilities provide the necessary interactions to transfer energy and momentum between particles in collisionless plasmas. Based on over 30 years of in situ observations there is strong evidence that linear and nonlinear wave-particle interactions are taking place in space
plasmas. The processes involved in these interactions and their further effects on the plasma environment are not yet well understood. These processes are primarily occurring in turbulent regions where different plasmas and magnetic fields are interacting, such as in magnetosheaths and at boundary layers throughout the heliosphere. These interactions often
produce bursty electrostatic and electromagnetic waves and nonlinear structures. Knowledge of the properties of these waves and structures and their evolution provides insight into the state of the plasma and a potential to understand
what role these microscopic processes play in the global picture, such as energy transport and dissipation. We solicit contributions that provide insight into basic wave-particle interactions as applicable to space plasmas, whether through space-based observational wave and particle data from single
or multiple spacecraft missions such as CLUSTER and the forthcoming STEREO and THEMIS, or through theory and simulation or laboratory experiments. We also encourage contributions that provide new and atypical methods for analyzing wave data in the context of particle interactions. The session will provide a forum for exploring the possibility that specific wave-particle interactions are not confined to just one region of earth, such as the bow shock, magnetopause or auroral acceleration region, but may occur in many regions of space in slightly different ways with application to other planets, stars, the heliosphere, and astrospheres.

Preliminary List of Solicited Speakers
Chaston, C.C., J.W. Bonnell, J.P. McFadden, C.W. Carlson, O. Contel, A. Roux, R. Ergun, C. Cully, K.-H. Glassmeier and V. Angelopoulos: "Electromagnetic Waves and Particle Acceleration at the Magnetopaues from THEMIS".

Glassmeier, K.-H. and F. Plaschke "Search for field-line resonances: first THEMIS results"


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